Bill No.: HB0076 Drafter: LGC

 

LSO No.: 09LSO-0407 Effective Date: 7/1/2009

 

Enrolled Act No.: HEA0054

 

Chapter No.: 100

 

Prime Sponsor: Representative Illoway

 

Catch Title: Election Code-revisions.

 

Subject: General revisions to the elections code.

 

Summary/Major Elements:

 

         The act provides a process for a candidate to withdraw his name prior to a primary election that is similar to the current process for withdrawing a name from a general election.

 

         The act removes state generated unique voter identification numbers from the list of information that must be kept confidential.

 

         The act removes references to justices of the peace from the election code.

 

         The act provides for registration of persons who will be eighteen years old prior to the next general election, but clarifies that those person may not vote until they attain the age of eighteen.

 

         The act requires the secretary of state and the supreme court to enter into a data sharing agreement to match voter registration information with other records in order to generate jury lists.

 

         The act exempts candidates for special district director offices from filing campaign finance reports.